Research Program Coordinator with the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at Johns Hopkins University

  • 07 Feb 2018 4:30 PM
    Message # 5726778
    Rebecca Shenton (Administrator)

    Job Opportunity: Research Program Coordinator with the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at Johns Hopkins University

    Research Program Coordinator - 8479

    The Research Program Coordinator will provide research, writing, and editorial work with a primary responsibility for the administrative coordination of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program (GFEPP) Choose Food Project.  The project aims to improve production practices and consumer dietary practices, by informing consumers about the ethical aspects of food choice, helping consumers make food choices better aligned with their values, and helping industry modify their practices in line with consumer values and ethical considerations. Specifically, the project has developed a framework for ethically analyzing food products and production practices along the following dimensions of ethical importance: environmental impact and resource conservation; animal welfare; labor; farmers-ranchers and fishers; and public health and well-being. 


    • §  Conduct research on relevant topics.  Synthesize information for incorporation into the ethical framework being built. 
    • §  Proofread and edit manuscripts, reports, proposals, articles, and scientific documents.
    • §  Contribute to the research, writing and editorial work for 2 books, the publication resulting from a symposium, and a consumer-facing book.
    • §  Work closely with the project director to manage project workflow to ensure timely completion of tasks.
    • §  Liaise and facilitate communications and interactions between the project team, consultants, internal and external stakeholders, and field experts.
    • §  Coordinate and organize conference calls and meetings for the research team and relevant partners.  Manage the logistics for planning the Phase 3 four-day local conference with internal and external constituents.  Anticipate potential problems and prepare contingency plans.
    • §  Participate in weekly team meetings to discuss project objectives, timelines, and goals.  Prepare detailed synopses of meeting from notes to disseminate to project partners.
    • §  Work with finance office to process various reimbursements, honoraria, and other payments. 
    • §  Other duties as assigned.

    • Qualifications

    • §  Bachelor's degree in related discipline required. An interest in food policy, agriculture, ethics, or behavioral studies desired.  Some related experience required. 3 years of professional experience in writing and editorial work and administration preferred.  Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
    • §  Strong organizational skills with a dedication to accuracy and attentiveness to details.  Skilled in meeting planning, logistical management, scheduling, and records management.   
    • §  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Strong writing and editorial capabilities.  
    • §  Highly motivated and able to work independently, prioritize tasks for several simultaneous projects, and meet concurrent deadlines.  Flexible and adaptable to the varied stages of the project.
    • §  Proficient in research methods with an ability to apply analytical and critical thinking skills to extract data from research and convey complex concepts to a range of audiences
    • §  Exercise mature judgment and diplomacy in dealings with all stakeholders while maintaining a professional demeanor. 

    How to Apply: 

    Please complete an application with requisition 8479 at, and include a resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.  Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics is an equal opportunity employer.  For more information on our mission and projects, please visit

    Please contact Erin Law with any questions.

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